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South Lodge & Spa in Sussex - Wedding Flowers and Event flower choices

Updated: Nov 15

Floral ideas by Steph Willoughby Master Florist @chirpee.net


Another beautiful venue we decorate often, for Weddings and Events is South Lodge and Spa near Horsham in Sussex.

South Lodge wedding venue
South Lodge Wedding venue

In their own words:

"In the heart of the dramatic Sussex Downs, South Lodge is the perfect venue for all seasons. In spring we welcome a striking display of rhododendrons. Our outdoor wedding pavilion offers the unique opportunity to marry with a panoramic view of the Downs in summer. Set within 93 acres of parkland, plenty of vibrant colours in the autumn set a theme for your wedding day, and candlelit ceremonies and roaring log fires add to the atmosphere of romance when there is a chill in the winter air"


You have the choice of various rooms which can accommodate intimate to lavish wedding parties, and each room has its own special aesthetic which we use to reflect your flowers.


The state of the art Spa at South Lodge
The state of the art Spa at South Lodge

What a beautiful entrance to your Wedding...lanterns and fresh petals to line the way
Sara and Johnathan, just married at South Lodge. Lanterns and fresh petals to line the way

Moongate backdrop with fresh flowers and top table waterfall arrangement
Moongate backdrop with fresh flowers and top table waterfall arrangement

Close up of the Top Table floral arrangement - roses, orchids, peonies and ammi.
Close up of the Top Table floral arrangement - roses, orchids, peonies and ammi. Flowers by Chirpee

The rich carpets and textiles in The Gladstone Room often suggest jewel colours or an autumn colour palette but blush, white, and pastel blue tones also work really well in this room.


Table posies at South Lodge. Photo Credit Paul Vernell

Bridal bouquet at South Lodge.
Bridal bouquet at South Lodge.

For an intimate wedding, the Disraeli Suite is perfect - ask the hotel for different table plans they are the experts on the options available.


The Disraeli  Suite at South Lodge
The Disraeli Suite at South Lodge. Luxe table arrangements

Elevated table florals for a wow factor style at South Lodge
Elevated table florals for a wow factor style at South Lodge

The Disraeli Suite with white curtain drapes and large elevated floral designs


The hotel has burgundy and navy blue table runners on site to use.


We can supply alternatives should you prefer a change of colour or texture.

We also have links to decor companies should you need chair sashes, drapes, or different colour tablecloths, etc.

Ask the hotel too for preferred suppliers.



Winter foliage table decoration at South Lodge
Winter foliage table decoration at South Lodge

Ceremony table flowers at South Lodge
Ceremony table flowers at South Lodge




Lanterns and floral rings of flowers at South Lodge
Lanterns and floral rings of flowers at South Lodge

Bowls of Summer flowers for your Guest tables at South Lodge
Bowls of Summer flowers for your Guest tables at South Lodge

View from the Top Table...
View from the Top Table...The Gladstone Room

Ideas for your Ceremony - we can decorate the Pavilion if you are planning for an outdoor wedding.

The classic look is two Pedestal arrangements set on tall plinths for where you will get married. These can be moved to your Reception area later in the day.

Foliage and flower garlands also look super pretty and can be entwined around the posts of the pavilion.

Fresh rose petals for your aisle look romantic - they are completely biodegradable and accepted at the hotel. We can provide individual bags of rose petals or if you prefer a more sustainable option a large basket of petals that guests can help themselves to a handful!

You may like to add a long and low Ceremony table decoration where you will sign the marriage certificate.


The Pavilion at South Lodge
The Pavilion at South Lodge

If you would like a more contemporary look for your Ceremony or Reception - we can provide a deconstructed arch - two containers with curving willow branches or a full-flowered version.


Ideas for Ceremony flowers at South Lodge
Ideas for Ceremony flowers at South Lodge

Ideas for Ceremony and Reception flowers at South Lodge
Ideas for Ceremony and Reception flowers at South Lodge

Or you might prefer a Moongate - said to bring good luck and happiness.

Moongates can be decorated in foliage only or a full flowered version!
Moongates can be decorated in foliage only or a full flowered version!

Chair decorations
Chair decorations add the occasion!

If you are looking for something a little more contemporary or colourful, here are a few recent images from events at South Lodge.



Floral rings complete with red grapes and candlelight
Floral rings complete with red grapes and candlelight

Flowers for the Reception are at South Lodge
Flowers for the Reception are at South Lodge

Glass bowls with vibrant floral rings
Glass bowls with vibrant floral rings

Whatever you have in mind, this gorgeous venue will provide the perfect backdrop for your flowers for your special day.


To view, the South Lodge website click here


Call or email us to discuss ideas


Email: chirpeeflowers@gmail.com

Tel: 01273 951745

Complete the Contact form on our website: www.chirpee.net


We have years of experience in creating special floral designs for events and weddings in Sussex and beyond!





We look forward to hearing from you today.



Steph & Tim x

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